Influx of wounded patients in Sica hospital in Bangui

Surgery & trauma care

Médecins Sans Frontières has been providing surgical care for people in precarious contexts for more than 40 years.

Surgery in a humanitarian situation is often associated with armed conflict. Yet our teams conduct operations for a variety of needs. In 2017, a quarter of the major surgeries we performed were caesarean sections, which is difficult to access in countries with a failing health system or in humanitarian emergencies. The opening of a surgical programme has a number of prerequisites which need medical and logistics resources, such as sterile conditions, qualified personnel, and post-operative capacity.

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DRC: Paediatric care in Manono General Hospital
Democratic Republic of Congo

More than 200 people treated for injuries at Manono hospital, Tanganyika

Voices from the Field 23 Jan 2017
 
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A day at the general rural hospital in Thi As Sufal district

14 Jan 2017
Photo Story
 
MSF ends operations in Zaatari refugee camp
Jordan

"I consider myself luckier than a lot of other wounded Syrians who couldn't reach Jordan for treatment"

Voices from the Field 7 Dec 2016
 
MSF ends operations in Zaatari refugee camp
Jordan

Border closure forces MSF's clinic for war-wounded Syrians in Zaatari refugee camp to shut

Press Release 7 Dec 2016
 
Damaged hospital car in East Ghouta, Syria
Syria

How can hope survive in these circumstances? A Syrian doctor’s account

Voices from the Field 7 Dec 2016
 
Syria

I don’t know how, but I’ll try to leave the house

Voices from the Field 2 Dec 2016
 
Syrian Refugees Stranded in the "Berm" Jordan/Syria Border
Jordan

Winter will bring even more desperate living conditions for over 75,000 Syrians stranded at the 'Berm'

Project Update 22 Nov 2016
 
Newly renovated ICU Opens at Sulaymaniyah Emergency Hospital
Iraq

Newly renovated intensive care unit opens at Sulaymaniyah emergency hospital

Project Update 21 Nov 2016
 
Syria

It has taken four years and 20 surgical operations to repair the damage

Voices from the Field 8 Nov 2016
Offering healthcare in South Sudan, unity state
South Sudan
The kid had been shot in his abdomen by accident. Shadi Abdelrahman, surgeon

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Advanced HIV management in Homa Bay
Medical Resource

MSF Field Research

We produce important research based on our field experience. So far, we have published articles in over 100 peer-reviewed journals. These articles have often changed clinical practice and have been used for humanitarian advocacy. All of these articles can be found on our dedicated Field Research website.

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